Christina Conklin is the author of The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis (2021), a book of twenty place-based stories about changing ocean chemistry, strengthening storms, warming waters, and rising seas, illustrated throughout with her ink-on-seaweed maps. Christina is an artist, writer, and researcher whose work investigates the intersection of natural systems and belief systems, often using the ocean as both site and metaphor. Her essays, exhibitions, and installations consider the intersecting ecological and social crises of our time, imagining pragmatic possibilities for cultural transformation. She holds an MFA from California College of the Arts and has exhibited internationally. She is currently working with thought leaders and activists around the world to help communities create regenerative cultural systems. She lives with her husband and two children in Half Moon Bay, California.
By Christina Conklin, Resilience.org
The diﬃcult truth is that not every shoreline community will come out on the winning end of the U.K. government’s cost-beneﬁt analysis, and many places will have to be abandoned.
By Christina Conklin, MAHB
Living with a paradox is being able to hold two different, even opposite, truths and allowing them to coexist in a complex relationship, because we do not, and cannot, know what the future holds.